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Welcome to the June issue of Progress Notes 
A message from Editor-in-Chief Dr. Charles A. Castle Read More

In the Spotlight 
In-depth interview with Dr. Karen Rizzo, Pennsylvania Medical Society President 
Statewide priorities include debt, telemedicine, medical marijuana and independence for nurse practitioners. Read More

Local cardiologist remembered for intelligence, teaching ability – and empathy for patients 
Dr. Jerry Luck, formerly of Cardiac Consultants, died after a cycling accident last month. Read More

ICD-10 is coming Oct. 1. Are you ready? 
The number of codes will more than quadruple. Here’s what physicians need to know. Read More

New Physicians 
LG Health welcomes new physicians 
Cardiologist, family physician and two pediatric cardiologists join Medical Staff. Read More

LG Health News 
LGH chair of pediatrics: CHOP partnership will lead to ‘quantum leap’ in care for local children 
CHOP hospitalist and cardiologist services begin July 1, with plans to bring more specialists to the community. Read More

LGHP Women’s Internal Medicine opens 
New practice – with two female physicians -- is dedicated exclusively to the unique healthcare needs of women. Read More

Lancaster General Hospital expands academic affiliation with Temple University School of Medicine 
Temple students begin clinical rotations in Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Family Medicine and Psychiatry at LGH. Read More

Staff Transitions 
LG Health names new physician leaders for quality and population health 
Drs. Michael Ripchinski and Douglas Gohn will work with Norma Ferdinand and Stacey Youcis to execute new strategies. Read More

Dr. Ward Pulliam will lead The Heart Group and Lancaster Heart & Vascular Institute 
Mississippi native, who joined LG Health in 2004, currently serves as THG’s Section Chief of EP & Pacing. Read More

Medical & Dental Staff News 
They’re in business: 14 physicians earn MBAs (Cap and gown photo) 
CEO Tom Beeman calls new graduates “an important part of LG Health’s future for many years to come.” Read More

Graduate profile: Meet David Polin, MD – and newly minted MBA 
Longtime leader says program gives physicians a better understanding of healthcare as a business. Read More

Dr. Anthony DiMarco will lead statewide group for Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine 
Parkesburg physician installed as president-elect of Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. Read More

Practice of Medicine 
LG Health partners with leading insurers in accountable-care arrangements 
New model emphasizes quality and outcomes, with payment tied to value and provider performance. Read More

Why mortality scores matter to physicians 
Ratings – which reflect quality of care – are easily accessible for public review. Read More

Spotlight: Local medical society hosts annual dinner meeting June 16 at Lancaster Country Club 
Penn Medicine expert will give keynote address on “Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Individual and Population Health.” Read More

June/July events include reducing obesity and treating Plain populations 
Check out these great CME events coming in June and July. Read More

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